Army Field Data Technician

DE-Grafenwohr
Job ID
2018-49501
# of Openings Remaining
1
Category
Other
Residency Status
U.S. Citizenship Required
Clearance
Secret
Employee Type
Regular
Time Type
Full Time

Overview

Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore designs, develops and delivers high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems.

Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, Vencore employs 3,800 engineers, analysts, IT specialists and other professionals who strive to be the best at everything they do.

Vencore is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Responsibilities

Summary: The Field Data Technician performs three primary functions which include oil sampling and analysis, vehicle sensory equipment device installation, and digital data collection.  The technician collects oil samples from major military ground equipment systems, conducts oil analysis using specialized equipment, and records and reports results to the customer.  Additionally, the technician installs and removes sensory systems on military vehicles and equipment.  The sensory systems typically capture miles driven and hours operated, and system performance and fault data.   Sensory system hardware may include one or more of the following: digital source collector box, wiring harness, antenna, axle hub meter, accelerometers, or other similar components.  Installation of sensory system hardware requires the use of installation instructions and basic tools such as a drill, hammer, plyers, screwdrivers, and wrenches.  Splicing into the vehicle electrical system is not permitted and experience as an electrician is not required.  Access to the vehicle electrical power or diagnostic system, if needed, is achieved by connecting a cable to the vehicle’s existing diagnostic port.  Once installed, the technician collects data from the sensory system electronically by using a computer or other hardware in combination with supporting applications.  The technician collects, uploads and transmits data through the network to the designated data repository.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts routine oil sampling on US Army equipment as directed and in accordance with established procedures.
  • Runs oil analysis using designated Expeditionary Fluid Analysis Capability (EFAC) equipment in accordance with specified procedures.
  • Maintains accurate records of oil samples, oil diagnostic results, customer requests, etc.
  • Performs all maintenance actions required to keep the EFAC equipment to factory standards.
  • Maintains an adequate inventory of all consumable supplies needed to perform oil sampling and analysis.
  • Provides oil sampling results to all required parties in accordance with established timeframes.
  • Installs and removes sensory systems on military vehicles. Performs minor troubleshooting and repair (e.g., reconnecting loose cable, tightening loose hardware, etc…) of non-operating systems, as required.
  • Collects enrolled equipment digital operations data.
  • Electronically uploads and transmits collected data to program management for review.
  • Maintains electronic records and forms, as required.
  • Develops and maintains excellent rapport with client unit personnel through periodic visits and meetings.
  • Enrolls and dis-enrolls inventory as directed by program management.
  • Travels to client unit locations using contract provided motor vehicle or commercial transportation.
  • Performs administrative functions such as completing corporate and Government training requirements, entering time and expenses into the timesheet application, and periodically cleaning office area and site vehicles.

 

Foreign Locations: The following requirements apply since position is outside the United States.

  • Must have a valid US passport and be able to travel to a foreign country.
  • Must comply with all US, host nation, and third country national laws.
  • Must comply with US regulations, directives, instructions, policies, and procedures.

 

 

 

Qualifications

Qualifications, Education and/or Experience:

  • High School degree and 5 - 6 years of related work experience.
  • Experience performing maintenance on U.S. Army ground vehicle systems including test and

diagnostic equipment operation and oil sample collection.

  • Must possess excellent organizational skills.
  • Must be familiar with U.S. Army organization and protocol.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in oral and written communication.
  • Capable of effectively using Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Outlook), and other software applications.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.

 

Mathematical Skills: Ability to use basic mathematical concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, discounts, and proportions to practical situations.  Must understand engineering units, conversions, measurement principles, trend analysis, statistical processes, etc.

 

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Must have the ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

Other Job-related Skills: Ability to work well with others (co-workers, business clients, company employees, customers). Ability to report to work on a regular basis and in a timely manner.  Competent in Microsoft Office suite programs including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

 

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee must have good physical fitness, manual dexterity, vision, speech and hearing.  The position requires walking, sitting, lying (e.g., lying on floor to work under the vehicle dash), squatting, climbing steps, lifting of tools, equipment, and other items up to 100 lbs., moving equipment and furniture, climbing in and out of military vehicles and equipment, and cleaning the office area and motor vehicles used to travel to client units.  The position requires the use of basic tools to install sensory systems on military vehicles.  The operation of a motor vehicle is required.  The position requires frequent use of a computer.

 

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job. The position requires daily trips to client unit locations which typically include motor pools, but may also include field locations when units are conducting training. Visits to field locations are required and may be under varying and extreme climatic conditions to include temperatures below freezing or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The employee will spend approximately 75% of the time in client unit locations and 25% of the time in an office environment. Extensive travel is required.

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